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Rafa pledges to talk to Hyppia about a new contract

Liverpool veteran Sami Hyppia’s contract with the Merseyside club runs out at the end of the season and the player is eager to stay on Anfield for at least one more season and boast of playing for one of Europe’s biggest clubs for 10 long years.

Although Liverpool haven’t moved much in extending him a new contract, Reds manager Rafael Benitez now says that he would talk later to the former Finland international in the summer and says:

I was talking with him, but he knows we have to wait a little bit.

I am really pleased with him. The question now is to see how he progresses, but he knows my thoughts.

He doesn’t have to prove anything. We know him, and he knows why we have to analyse the situation.

Every year he has been a key player for us. He’s a centre-back with experience who’s good in the air and who can play the ball.

He is playing more games than we maybe expected this season – but every game his performance is good.

Old guard Sami hasn’t been at his potent best so far this season but he certainly merits one more season at least. Even though he is 34 years of age.

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